Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Heather’s (Jennifer Landon) protests fell on the deaf ears of the judge, who threatened to hold Heather in contempt of court. When Cricket (Lauralee Bell) tried to intercept on behalf of the state, the judge wasn’t having any of it. He ripped into Cricket, saying she wasn’t actually a Federal employee at the time of the crime and the statute of limitations had run out.
After the judge left the courtroom, Cricket and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) verbally tore into each other. For a moment, I expected Cricket to haul off and slap Phyllis the oh so wonderfully way Nina (Tricia Cast) did. Later, when Cricket and Paul (Doug Davidson) were licking their wounds, she told him she still plans to make her nemesis pay.
Soon after, Nick (Joshua Morrow) received a call telling him that Summer (Hunter Haley King) had been in a car accident. He and Phyllis rushed off to be with their daughter. Unfortunately for Phyllis, Summer didn’t forgive her mother for her actions. Nick ordered Summer not to talk to Phyllis that way, but the flaxen haired brat didn’t listen. What did you think of Hunter Haley King as Summer?
Avery (Jessica Collins) arrived at Summer's hospital room and spoke with Nick and Summer. In the background, Phyllis picked up on something between her sister and her husband. When Avery went to leave, Phyllis confronted her outside the hospital room. She demanded to know what was going on, which I found choice since Phyllis had been with Ronan (Jeff Branson). Avery denied anything going on between them. When Nick went out into the hall, he told Big Red he was filing for divorce.
Meanwhile, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) revealed to Adam (Michael Muhney) she had lost their baby. After taking Chelsea home, Adam found Nick and told him Summer had killed his son. I have a feeling I’m REALLY going to enjoy this story. Adam on the warpath vs. Nick is bound to be stellar.
Lastly, why do I enjoy Michael as a glowering overprotective father so much?